Photographer's Note

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This relatively small mausoleum, Ismael Samanid, has history. It was built in the 10th century during the rule of the Samanid dynasty. It then, after some time, was buried either by sand and mud from floods or according to some deliberately.
What ever the reason for its burial it meant that unlike all the other major buildings of the era the mausoleum survived Genghis Khan's siege and sacking of Bukhara in 1220.
It stayed buried until the early 20th century when it was excavated and restored.
In the WS are a closer up photo of the mausoleum and an interior photo of part of the ceiling.

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